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Erotica Writing 101
January 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
This class will be held online via Zoom — you’ll receive an email with access information prior to the event. While classes are LIVE in nature and by default not recorded, some educators have chosen to offer recordings of their classes to pre-registered attendees; please inquire for specifics of this event. Registration deadline: 10:00 a.m. PST on the day of class. No day-of cancellations.
In this two hour virtual workshop, Rachel Kramer Bussel, professional erotica author and editor of over 70 anthologies, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing. Whether you’re writing about personal passion for a partner or partners or you’re looking to get published, this workshop will help you unlock your creative side and get your fantasies on paper. Learn how to get started, develop your voice, easily find story ideas, pen sex scenes, and write from a wide range of perspectives. Through the use of writing prompts and examples from published erotica, you’ll discover how to incorporate everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies into your writing, and make them fit for particular publications. From romance to racy to XXX, we’ll cover a range of scenarios, fetishes and pairings.
This workshop is the perfect pre-Valentine’s Day event, and will explore relationships of all configurations, including the ones your characters have with themselves. Bussel will also talk about submitting your work and keeping up with the thriving erotica market, including anthologies, ebooks and print books, apps, magazines and websites. Please have paper and writing implements or a computer to use for writing exercises. You will have the option to share your work and ask questions. A bibliography with erotica resources will be provided via email.
This workshop was designed for beginners to erotic writing, although those at any level may participate. No prior writing experience is required. All genders and sexualities welcome!
Rachel Kramer Bussel is the editor of over 70 anthologies, including Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, The Big Book of Orgasms, Dirty Dates, Going Down: Oral Sex Stories, and the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series. Her writing has been published in over 100 anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006 edited by Susie Bright and Succulent: Chocolate Flava II and Purple Panties edited by Zane. She’s currently writing an erotica writing guide to be released in early 2023 and teaches erotica writing workshops around the world. Rachel consults about erotica and sex-related nonfiction at EroticaWriting101.com and writes widely about sex, dating, books and pop culture. Follow her on Twitter @raquelita.
We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Two people will be chosen randomly and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.